Not sure about you, but this food truck freak has been a *long* time lover of dumplings (particularly Asian ones). Even as a picky anklebiter, dunking these little snacks in soy sauce was always a favorite. Then I discovered empanadas. I may lose some cred for admitting this, but I’ve never had a pierogi (dumplings of the Polish variety). Well, if a couple Chicago kickstarters get their way, pierogis may soon be served in our favorite way: on wheels.
196 backers have got these guys 42% of the way to their $15,000 goal to get their truck up and running. Here’s what they’ve got in store for their truck’s forever-menu:
- Beef Pierogi
- Potato & Cheese Pierogi
- Mushroom & Kraut Pierogi
Preliminary dipping sauces include:
- Applewood Smoked Bacon Sour Cream
- Caramelized Onion Aioli
- Jalapeño Ranch
Yes, uhm, one of everything please. We dig any truck that offers as many dips as entrees. Also, we like that this is a very realistic menu for a brand new truck (assuming they could get the city to loosen their white-knuckle grip on cooking licenses). The beef pierogi with caramelized onion aoili sounds like a safely awesome combination. We would either wrangle a couple friends to try out bites from the whole menu, or defer to fellow food truck freaks with more knowledge of the cuisine to help us choose.
Feel free to watch the video below and donate to these guys if you want to back their truck! Anyone work for a company looking to tap into the food truck biz but either finds it too difficult or impossible due to industry restrictions (like those of us who work for alcohol companies)? $10k and your logo is on the back of their truck! We thought that was a wise offering.
Good luck, Jessica and Damian (and baby Izzy)!